Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 3/26

posted Mar 26, 2015, 4:58 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Mar 26, 2015, 4:58 PM ]
MCPS BUDGET UPDATE
Fallsmead PTA Board Members attended a county hearing this past Monday regarding the recent budget cuts to Maryland Public Schools. The county councilman who presented strongly suggested that all parents write/call their state senator and delegates. It is important to tell them that:

 

We request that $25 million be restored to the education budget to ensure that our schools receive needed funding.

 

Please write and call these individuals now! It only takes a few minutes. You can easily look up who your elected officials are here.

 

Please also mark your calendars for the upcoming County Council operating budget hearings. The hearings are scheduled for April 14th - 16th at 7 pm, and April 15th - 16th at 1:30 pm. There will be a speaker on behalf of the Wootton cluster on April 15th at 1:30 pm. However, parents can attend any hearing to show support for school funding! 

 

If you have any questions about the MCPS budget cuts or want to get involved, please contact Cheryl Millerand/or Kathy Lomotan and Shannon Coven.

 

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS


 

Fallsmead is GREAT! Thank you to all who participated for your amazing efforts! We not only met our goal of raising $1000, we EXCEEDED IT raising over$3000 for Pennies for Patients!Also a big congratulations to Will Bailian who won the student raffle! Will had the opportunity to pie Mrs. Silverstein this morning!
CPK DINE-OUT
It's not too late! The second night of our dine-out is THIS EVENING, March 26th. Grab dinner for your family and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to Fallsmead. Just bring in this flyer for dine in, take out, catering, and beverage purchases. Tell your friends and neighbors!
SPRING AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES


 

Registration is now open for Spring afterschool classes.  Chess, Hip Hop Dance, Swimming, Cartooning, DIY/Pinterest, Hockey, Pre-Engineering with LEGO, Zumba, Guitar, Piano, Lacrosse, and Karate.  Register NOW.  Classes start after Spring Break.  Registration Information is available here .
HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS
Hearing & vision screenings are scheduled forMonday & Tuesday, March 30th & 31st. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help out with these important screenings from 9 am - 12 pm and again from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm. Please contact the nurse either byemail or at 301-279-4984 if you are able to help out.
THE PTA STILL NEEDS YOU!
We currently have four open PTA Board positions next year: 
President, Secretary, VP Events, and VP Promotions. We also need to form a nominating committee to facilitate the election of all PTA Board positions. Please contact Cheryl Miller if you are interested in learning more about these openings and/or can serve on the nominating committee. 
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